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big changes in the public schools. our chief education correspondent rehema ellis is in detroit tonight after an all day conference as part of our education nation initiative. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. detroit is like a lot of cities struggling with budget deficits and closing schools like the one behind me. proposed shut-downs in chicago are more and bigger than any city has ever attempted all at one time. outrage intensified as word spread. 54 public schools in chicago are slated to close at the end of this school year. >> my child has been here since he's been going to school. >> it's so sad to think that they are all going to be separated. >> reporter: the city is working to address a $1 billion deficit and says the closures could save $560 million over ten years. before it can save it has to spend. $223 million to reconfigure the schools absorbing new students. >> this policy is racist, classist and we have to continue to say that our mayor who is away on a ski trip drops this information right before spring break. this is cowardly. it's the ultimate b
. the story from our chief education correspondent rehema ellis. >> we want to go straight. >> reporter: this may look like an outing for a boating club, but it's a public school gym class. >> keep going! >> you have to use your arms and it also helps you move your legs, too. >> you live longer, stay healthy. >> everything's fun. >> reporter: in miami dade county where 14% of middle school students are obese, there is a new approach to physical education. catering to kids' interests. >> i like the bikes. that's my favorite. >> reporter: to get them up, moving and healthy. >> we are seeing kids over weight losing an average of eight pounds a semester. kids with eating disorders are putting on an average of two pounds a semester. >> reporter: despite strained finances for gym programs, no money turned out to be no problem. why? nearly a decade ago the school district's phys ed director enlisted the help of parents, the principal and superintendents and began raising money. >> we have been able to secure outside grant money, community resources. >> reporter: a school without a gym turned a
to urge them to tell the public -- our job is to educate. it's the public's job to decide when they look on the grocery shelf or have the lever on a soda machine which thing to take, which product is in their interest. all we're trying to do is educate and then hopefully if they understand they would be better off with one product or another, they'll make the intelligent choice. >> you could do ads for education as the executive of new york city, you are telling people what they can and cannot do. why is that government's job to do that? >> we're not telling them at all. we're telling them what science says is or isn't in their interest. we allow you to smoke. we just don't let you smoke where other people have to breathe the smoke that you -- that you're exhaling or comes from your cigarette. the same thing with obesity which incidentally is a public interest because we're going to spend $5 billion on treating people of 0 obesity in our hospitals in new york city alone this year. but regardless -- >> where is the line? where is it too far for government to go? >> i do not think we shoul
children in elementary school need glasses. educators say 80% of learning depends on a child's ability to see a blackboard or read a book, an impossible burden for 40,000 children here in los angeles who have problems with their vision. >> a lot of times they'll just zone out in the class because they can't see what's going on or they don't fully understand what's being taught. >> good afternoon, express lens up. >> reporter: for vision to learn, the solution is clear. after testing the students, the children's prescriptions are sent here. employees measure, polish and grind out every set of custom lenses. each pair of glasses costs about $100 to make. but for the students, they're free. >> every child should have the tools they need to be successful. and including those tools are glasses. >> reporter: austin butner, a successful investor, founded vision to learn. >> we're taking kids in the school and giving them vision, giving them a chance to learn. >> reporter: one by one, frame by frame, the room comes into focus. >> how excited are you? >> really, really excited. >> reporter: an
confirmed that day or another educator they know are taking some action and getting the training they need to keep a gun. >> a 27 year veteran of firearms, he's taught hundreds of people in the bay area how to shoot a gun. the former marine corps has been teaching based for a dozen years in the last couple of months, he says he's seen a new kind of client. teachers. >> new town really was the turning point. >> he described a dramatic jump making up his customer base. >> it's less than one percent. >> approaching him with one may question in mind. >> are these things really as scary as everybody says? >> he says teachers are also going to classes together. jonathan ray isn't advocating armed teachers on campus, but says it could prevent from trying to target schools. >> even if there's anyone who has a gun, it's a psychological deterrent. >> what's next? armed guards at starbucks and little league games? >> a local level possible in the district. administrators, teachers, parents. >> that's the idea in south dakota where the governor signed a bill into law this month giving individual schoo
level so that all children could have a nice education or access to a better education. >> so now what does the state think about all this? well, state board members express strong support and authorize the superintendent and president of schools to draft a formal comment on the waiver. now here is the rub. if the nine districts get approval for their plan, you can look for lots of other districts to line up right behind them. >>> and the u.s. is about to cast a much wider cyber security net with a new plan that will affect many of the country's private sector employees. the white house has signed an executive order expanding a cyber security program that scans internet traffic heading into and out of defense contractors. workers at big banks, utilities and key transportation companies will have their e-mailings and web surfing scanned as a precaution against cyber attackinattac attacks. >>> and compromise and peace, that was the message president obama delivered today on the second day of his middle east trip. more from our world tonight. >>> raj, president obama urged both the israel
, spearheading nutrition education, keeping kids active. >> when we come together, we make so much progress than just one person trying to do it alone. >> reporter: winning by losing in unison. ron mott, nbc news, oklahoma city. >>> that's "nbc nightly news" for this sunday. brian williams will be here tomorrow. i'm lester holt. i hope you'll join me shortly for "dateline." in the meantime, for all of us for "dateline." in the meantime, for all of us here at nbc news, goodnight. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening. >> we're following developing news tonight where a man may have been swept out to sea. we're told the 22-year-old was playing football with friends at roosevelt beach. friends told the coast guard he disappeared after trying to catch a ball in the water. several county agencies are involved in the search right now and the coast guard has called in a helicopter as well. we're headed to the bay right now and we'll bring you the latest on the search as soon as we learn it. >> this afternoon, a father driving with his fall lid emilyp ge
intent intervention with education, employment and counseling can transform them from law-breaking to law-abiding citizens. >> we felt that, rather than send them to jail, we could get the same positive result for the community without paying to incarcerate them. >> that i'm thinking was probably the hardest sell. >> it definitely was. >> this is a you have unique project. >> but not for police chief john zumalt, who eagerly signed his department up for the s.t.a.n.d. program. for years he struggled to drive drug dealers off his streets. >> in 2007 we had a lot of murders, 28 murders. making us the seventh most violent city in the united states. >> most of it drug related? >> almost entirely drug related. >> still top narcotics detectives jalel foster and charity prosser are skeptical of this reform. >> what was your reaction? >> hug a thug. >> hug a thug? >> hug a thug is what it was coined in the office. i was against the whole idea. >> even still, spread out in the neighborhood, armed with invitations for the eight dealers. the goal, get the men to come to city hall voluntarily where e
, glitter glue and sidewalk chalk and make things a little educational so they can learn something. >> a little bin you can get from your drug store. >> my easter basket was like an ashtray. that's what i got. >> that one's coming. hopefully we'll make it to that one. and then we've got our green thumb basket. this is fun. with spring, it's here. it's warmer in san diego where i'm from. i have to tell you. >> this is i know, a little chilly. >> you can use that for your hair. >> and shampoo. >> and we do have one little candy item, little gummy worms to go with it lots of cute stuff here. and then this works in san diego, here it's wishful thinking, but we'll get there eventually. we have our fun in the sun, fill it with little beach toys and sunglasses and we have of course, swedish fish. >> i love those. >> are those in there? yes. >> they're just your size. >> why are these my size? these are for like a 5-year-old. am i a shrinking person? >> your head is small. >> it was all of those clinical trials i did to pay for college. i'm like benjamin button, i'm getting smaller. >> and
the department of education. he wants to stop aid to -- >> it's all over the place. that to me is the conservatives, not the common denominator of the party. what is the common denominator of the party i think is growth, opportunity, incomes, making us finally address this very serious debt, deficit. >> you're going to iowa. would you like to be a nominee of the republican party? >>> i've been to michigan, illinois, other places. i'm satisfied being governor of wisconsin. i had to do it twice to run for office. but both senators, they're somewhere in between. there's the prince. s that are timeless combined with the fact that we need to be more relevant as conservatives and republicans. what i mean by that, to your point, who in america grows up wanting to be dependent on government? who moves in from another country, comes in as an imgrant and doesn't want to live the american dream? we need to be the movement and the party that says we're the ones that have you not become dependent on government but empower you to live your treatment dream for more freedom and prosperity. >>
'm educating you. look at this, hoda. >> we have time for one more from our friend agenda. >> all right. which television character said this would -- -- would i rather be feared or loved? easy, both. i want people to be afraid of how much they love me. michael scott, "the office," chandler bing "friends," phil dunnphy, "modern family," jerry seinfeld "seinfeld." >> michael scott "the office." >> are you sure? >> no. >> seinfeld. >> no, michael scott is the winner, and you win a $100 gift certificate to visa. >> i've never seen people this happy. >> i know. good lord. wow. >> it's michael scott from "the office." >> yes, michael scott from "the office." it's ending its run this year on may -- >> that's a shame, isn't it? >> that's a shame, isn't it? >> yes, it's a shame. it's a shame. thank god comedies like this show will keep going. >> thank you, tim stack, you rock. anthony's going to come back from across the street, and we'll be fooling around with some toys for boys. right after this. come on now. >> all right. everyone's a winner! both tylenol and bayer advanced aspirin are proven to be
of the three of them is the author, dr. zeke emanuel, a bioethicist, educated at am hearst, oxford, a harvard m.d. and ph.d.. he speaks and writes about americans' health care for a living. >> the united states health care system is the largest economy in the world. we spend on health care more than the french spend on everything for 66 million people. >> of the three brothers, while he is the author of the book, he's not the one most people know from television, which doesn't mean he hasn't done television. >> here's zeke. zeke emanuel, a smart kid from harvard, now a yank at oxford. >> this was an early tv reality show called "now get out of that" which aired on the bbc in 1981. it was part intellectual challenge, part physical, obstacles, problem solving. and as you'll hear, it's not just zeke's chicago accent that sets him apart, it's how he throws himself into and at everything. >> but says you may not walk inside the area. >> that's what it says here, walk. >> later in the bog area -- >> hang on. >> it's not a top. it's a milk can or something. >> then in the water. >> this ain't no raft.
kids -- i think teachers can use this as a really good educational tool in the classroom, to take kids to places that you normally can't get to. >> obviously, not their car with the fancy camera. a little backpack. >> right. and they didn't walk the whole mountain. they didn't do every single piece of the mountain. it's not every footstep, but more than we've had before. >> all right. back to your basketball game. we know you've been watching the whole time. >> i'd rather get back to the basketball game than you singing the boyz ii men lyrics. >> another story. my talent appearance. mario, thanks for reminding everybody. we're back with the story of one dog's see -- seeing one dog's seeing-eye dog. you get it, right? after these messages. [ lane ] are you growing old waiting for your wrinkle cream to work? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair has the fastest retinol formula. to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. neutrogena®. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next d
's excited to be back in school and wants girls everywhere to have the same opportunity of an education. >>> a new government estimate out this morning says 1 in 50 schoolchildren in the u.s. has autism, a previous estimate put the number at 1 in 88. the cdc says its new numbers do not necessarily mean autism is occurring more often but it may indicate it is being diagnosed more frequently than before. the estimate suggests at least 1 million american children have autism. >>> and a puppy named pachino may be too young to learn new tricks, trying to figure out how to catch. take a look. >> one, two, three. catch. >> oh. poor thing. the trick will take some work but pachina has already become a big dog online getting a lot of hits for that. >> adorable. he plays dead i guess. >> working the kinks out. >> 11 minutes after the hour. >> trying. >> very cute. let's check in with dylan dreyer, made it back out on our rock park today. >> i love being outside at rock park and you guys too, getting real flowers and fake flowers, so many things given out and helping to keep people warm because it
to educate our youth. when 6 million people die and 20-year-olds don't understand that's a symbol of the atrocity. >> i'm not sure what the punishment should be but a lifetime ban when you're 20 -- >> if he traveled somewhere else do you think they will welcome him? >> he might be in danger. i don't know. >> that was the anniversary of some of the atrocities as it relays. >>> last minute i have. kate middleton is pregnant. have you heard that >> no. >> she was speaking to a soldier at an event over the weekend, the duchess of cambridge and said she does not know what sex baby she's having but that she's hoping for a boy. all right. should she have said that? >> don't know i believe she said that. >> because of the last videotape? should a mother ever say that? >> why not? >> you do wish much >> i was sitting here think field goal i could adopt a child i would adopt a girl. i want a little girl. >> when you hear people say that and the other sex comes out they go i'm so thrilled. i don't think it should be headlines. if she has a girl the child kate did not want. >> a little girl c
of resources and improve overall education here in the nation's third largest school district. >> i don't think it's going to be good for my kids. >> reporter: the news of the school closings continues to ripple across chicago this morning. >> i'm, just don't know where they're going to go. >> reporter: mayor rahm emmanuel says the closures are necessary after too much money was being spent on maintaining underutilized school buildings saying "by consolidating these schools, chicago public schools can focus on safely getting every child into a better performing school. like school systems in new york and philadelphia, where schools are being closed, chicago must make tough choices." a number of teachers may lose their jobs as a result of the closings. karen lewis. of the teachers' union lashed out at emmanuel. >> our mayor, who is away on a ski trip, drops this information right before spring break. it's the ultimate bullying job. mayor rahm emmanuel should be ashamed of himself. >> reporter: the districts said the closures would save $560 million over the next ten years, but that information c
much. that was unbelievably educational. >> this is a family friendly segment carson. >> you want me as guest host for a week. >> indulge. >> i feel like i'm in the movie "the hangover." >> tomorrow it will be that way. >> coming up carson actually if he's sober will test our knowledge of "the voice" two new judges who is going to win? i say me. >> can i have a sip? >> please. >> i'm a chicken, no. >> more for me. >> happy easter. >> thank you very much. >> happy easter, we'll be right back. ♪ [ chuckles ] isn't easter fun, red? [ grunts ] not from my perspective! ♪ introducing thets. lifter foundation from maybelline new york. our first lifting foundation with smoothing primer swirled inside. beyond covering helps restore smoothness, elasticity. for younger-looking skin instantly. the lifter. ♪ maybe it's maybelline ♪ 'cause germs don't stick on me ♪ [ female announcer ] band-aid brand has quiltvent technology with air channels to let boo boos breathe. [ giggles ] [ female announcer ] quiltvent technology, only from band-aid brand. use with neosporin first aid antibiotic.
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